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Boil Water Alert lifted for Bray Park, affected parts of Murwillumbah and out to Crystal Creek

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The boil water alert for Bray Park, parts of Murwillumbah and out to Crystal Creek has been lifted after NSW Health confirmed the water was now safe to drink. Photo supplied

Tap water is now safe to drink for Bray Park, affected parts of Murwillumbah and out to Crystal Creek.

After consulting NSW Health, Tweed Shire Council advises all residents in Bray Park, Murwillumbah and out to Crystal Creek that tap water is now safe to drink.

This applies immediately.

Testing confirms the water supply system has been filled with freshly treated water that is safe.

There is no longer a public health concern over the quality of drinking water, and it is now considered safe for all typical uses including drinking, preparing food and beverages, personal washing, dishwashing, laundry purposes and flushing toilets.

Council has worked closely with NSW Health in the past 48 hours to resolve the situation as quickly as possible.

To protect the health of the community, our crews have emptied the Glencoe Reservoir at North Arm, treated the reservoir with chlorine and refilled the tank. They have also flushed the watermains in the area to reintroduce safe, clean water to the local water supply system.

Scientists from the NATA-accredited Tweed Laboratory Centre have tested the tap water at 6 sites and have confirmed it meets the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines and is safe to drink.

Before drinking water, residents should flush out affected water from their pipes with running water for 2 to 3 minutes, including the tap most distant from their water meter, which is usually in backyards.

Residents are asked to share this notice with neighbours and friends.

Council would like to thank residents for their patience and understanding while we worked to resolve this issue.

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